Green Beans

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Needles in Green Beans Spark Recall

Two customers say they found needles in green beans from Morrisons
Green Beans

Wikimedia/Susan Slater

Morrisons supermarket has recalled packages of pre-trimmed green beans after two customers reportedly discovered needles speared in their beans.

Morrisons is one of the biggest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom, and this week they’ve announced that they’re recalling their packages of trimmed green beans after two separate customers said they found needles inside some of the beans.

According to The Telegraph, two people who had bought packages of pre-trimmed green beans from Morrisons say they found beans that had been speared through with needles. Nobody was reportedly injured, but a needle in a bean could conceivably present a risk of injury and at the very least would be an unpleasant discovery. One alleged needle-in-bean case reportedly occurred in Scotland and the other in Manchester, but they both reportedly happened in the same weekend.

Morrisons has recalled the bean packages, saying in a statement, “"As a precautionary measure, we are recalling the above product as there is a very small risk that some packs may contain pieces of metal.”

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Morrisons says it has alerted the authorities and is investigating how the needles could have gotten into the beans, but in the meantime it has recalled the packages of pre-trimmed beans as a precaution.